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Introducing WCAG Capability in Prolaborate (WCAG / Section 508)

In the dynamic world of enterprise architecture, Prolaborate stands as a pivotal tool, empowering enterprise architects to seamlessly present their data to stakeholders. Acknowledging the diverse user base and our commitment to inclusivity, we are thrilled to announce the integration of CMS 508 accessibility capability into Prolaborate version 5.2.0.

This transformative feature aims to bridge the accessibility gap, ensuring that users of all abilities can experience the full potential of our product.

Why Accessibility Matters?

Accessibility is not just a feature; it’s a fundamental aspect of user experience. Inclusivity is at the core of our mission, and by prioritizing accessibility, we are making Prolaborate a platform that everyone can use and benefit from, including users with disabilities. The introduction of CMS 508 compliance aligns with our commitment to creating a more inclusive digital environment.

CMS 508 Capability Unveiled

Key Features of CMS 508 in Prolaborate:

1. Narrator Support

  • Experience a more inclusive interface with Narrator support, providing audio-based inputs for users with visual impairments.

2. Tab Key Capability

  • Seamlessly navigate Prolaborate using the tab key functionality, making the application more accessible for keyboard users.

3. Usability Enhancements

  • Enjoy a smoother user experience with specific usability improvements that come with CMS 508 compliance.

Narrator Capability in Prolaborate: Getting Started

To start using Narrator in Prolaborate, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Activate Narrator on Your Computer: Before using Narrator in Prolaborate, ensure that Narrator is active on your computer. To activate Narrator, press the key combinationCtrl + Windows + Enter.
  2. Initiate Narrator: Once Narrator is active, it will begin reading the contents displayed on your screen.
  3. Turn Off Scan: To obtain better control, disable the scan in Narrator (by default scan will be enabled). To do so, use Ctrl + Space on your keyboard.


  • By default, the narrator is enabled with a scan that conveys independently, which may result in providing invalid data. To enhance narrator performance and align better with what we developed for Prolaborate’s accessibility, we need to disable the scan to obtain better control over it.

Access Prolaborate Menus and Options with Keyboard

Navigation with Key Combinations: When using Narrator in Prolaborate, you can navigate through the interface using the following key combinations:

  • Move Left to Right: Tab
  • Move Right to Left: Shift + Tab
  • Event Triggering: Enter
  • Open Drop-Down: Ctrl + Space
  • Select Check/Radio Button: Space
  • Select from drop down:
  •  Up Arrow -> To move Upwards in drop down list
  •  Down Arrow -> To move downwards in drop down list

Covered Modules:

As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing Prolaborate, we’ve implemented CMS 508 accessibility capability across various modules. The following modules have been covered:

  • User Login Audit
  • SAML SSO (Security Assertion Markup Language Single Sign-On)
  • Sign-Up Settings
  • Theme Settings
  • User & License Management
  • Access Permissions
  • Integrated Applications Projects
  • My Profile
  • MDG Modeling Language – Exclusion: Color palette configuration area
  • User Groups
  • General Settings
  • Integrated Applications
  • Manage Application Restrictions
  • Mailer Configurations
  • Notification Settings
  • Review Defaults
  • Lifecycle Configuration: Exclusion: Color-> Spin button -> Color choose popup
  • Access Control Profile
  • Active Directory Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Email Template
  • Embeddable Links (Default)
  • Health Check
  • Report Configurations
  • Repository Settings
  • Reviews -Only Reads Review cards.
  • Users: Exclusion: Active directory groups/ users

Looking Ahead: Future Modules

While we celebrate the current modules that have undergone CMS 508 accessibility improvements, we are also excited about what lies ahead. Our commitment to accessibility extends to all facets of Prolaborate, and we are actively working on incorporating CMS 508 capabilities into additional modules in our upcoming releases.

Stay tuned for announcements on the modules that will receive enhanced accessibility features in our next release. We believe that every user should have equal access to the full spectrum of Prolaborate’s capabilities, and we are working diligently to make this a reality.


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